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Nizrana Farook – Bath Spa University

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Course studied: MA Writing for Young People
Graduating year: 2017

Nizrana finished the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University in September 2017. Since then she's found an agent, got a book deal, and is now in the initial stages of writing her second book.

Nizrana also has a BSc (Hons) in Computing and Information Systems.

Why did you choose the course you studied at Bath Spa?

I researched lots of writing courses, and for me Bath Spa provided the most practical and industry-oriented MA of all. All the modules sounded not just interesting, but directly beneficial to a career in writing.

What were the highlights of your time here?

Definitely the friendships I made. All the students were fully committed to writing, so I was surrounded by a warm and inspirational group of people in all my classes.

How did the course support your steps into industry?

I don't have a writing background, so every module provided me with something useful to take away. The context modules gave me the practical know-how to develop and sustain a career in children's writing, and the regular workshops were invaluable in showing me how to mould my stories into the best I could make them.

"The best thing about the course..."

Was the people, both students and tutors.

"I am most proud of..." 

How I have grown as a writer.

"My advice for current students..."

Is to make the most of your time on the MA. It flies by!

"I recommend Bath Spa because..."

I honestly wouldn't have got an agent or book deal when I did if it wasn't for the MA.

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